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Sabian XSR Series Monarch Cymbal 22 in.

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Crafted from pure Sabian B20 Bronze using trickle-down technology from award-winning Evolution and X-Plosion cymbals, XSR delivers unprecedented sound and performance at a price designed to fit your c... Click To Read More About This Product


Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Crafted from pure Sabian B20 Bronze using trickle-down technology from award-winning Evolution and X-Plosion cymbals, XSR delivers unprecedented sound and performance at a price designed to fit your cymbal budget.

Medium-thin, with straight-ahead, focused sound, the XSR Monarch delivers vintage look and feel, and fantastic crashability, at an unbelievable value. Like that amazing cymbal you found in a garage sale, you’ll consider this a huge score. Like all cymbals in the Sabian Big & Ugly collection, the XSR Monarch is big, dark, loose and dynamic – but most importantly, huge fun to play.

XSR is not a budget series, but rather a line of smartly-priced cymbals that would not be out of place on any drum kit, on any stage.


Sizes & Purpose
  • Quantity: 1
  • Type: Ride
  • Sizes (in): 22
  • Material: Cast Alloy
  • Hammering: Machine
  • Lathing: Full
  • Cymbal Weight: Medium Thin
  • Bell: Small
  • Finish: Natural
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Added Value: No
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North American Warranty Sabian cymbals are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase on all Sabian series except Solar by Sabian which has a 6 month warranty period If after inspection by Sabian personnel it is determined that the cymbal failed under normal use, a replacement cymbal of the same size and series will be provided free of charge. To obtain warranty service, ship the cymbals prepaid along with a copy of the dated proof of purchase to the following; In the USA. Sabian Inc, 100 Enterprise Drive, Marshfield, MA. 02050 Please call 1-800-81-SABIAN and request an RA # Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing and return shipping. The above pertains to Sabian cymbals purchased in North America. As warranty laws vary from country to country, you will need to check with the dealer where you purchased the cymbal for warranty details in any country outside North America, as the warranty is administered by the Sabian distributor in the respective country. Warranty replacements for cymbals purchased in Canada and the USA can not be shipped outside the USA and Canada.

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SabianXSR Series Monarch Cymbal

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Nice Ride

By James

from Ohio

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  • Great stick definition


    Best Uses

      Comments about Sabian XSR Series Monarch Cymbal:

      This is a very cool ride. Really nice dry sound with a lot of good tones. Very dark and creamy. The one that I picked up is very crashable. When you crash on it, it has a very quick decay and a nice low tone.
      This cymbal has a very nice bell as well. Its not overly loud and harsh.
      At this price point you are going to have a very hard time finding a ride this nice with this much character.
      All around a great ride, I would imagine it could fit it with almost any genre.


      Sweet Ride

      By Jazzmanian Devil

      from Portland, OR


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        • Live shows
        • Practice
        • Recording

        Comments about Sabian XSR Series Monarch Cymbal:

        Sabian is hands down one of the best cymbal companies in the business. I purchased the XSR cymbal pack and the ride that came with the pack was too bright for my taste, so I opted to buy this ride. I have been wanting a ride from the Big & Ugly series for a while now and for the money, you can't beat the sound of this ride. Amazing texture and wash with a quick decay and versatile application. Ride it, crash it and everything in between. Do yourself and your band a favor and buy this ride!!

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        By Punk Thrash Drummer

        from MN

        Comments about Sabian XSR Series Monarch Cymbal:

        I bought this cymbal as I was looking for a good multi-cymbal and the description touts it as "Highly Crashable" that I will argue but first I'll list what I liked about it....

        - It's nice and big at 22" but very thin and light which I liked a lot. Gets some great ride tones, they were correct in the "garage sale" statement. It really did remind me of the old thin vintage rides I used to find back in the day and I haven't found a cymbal to date that could capture that sound like this one did. It has a nice old school wobble effect to it. When you get going on a nice ride beat it really sounds great
        It's not a PING ride by any means but old school drummers will definitely recognize the sound it makes when they play it

        - The "UGLY" part is cooler than you think, I brought this into the studio and everyone (non-drummers that are unfamiliar with the big and ugly) was like, holy schnikes man, that cymbal has seen some battle's!! lol
        I know it's just a novelty, but it really does make it more fun to play this big old stained patina monstrosity. Yeah, at $200+ it's not a garage sale cymbal but it has that "woah, that sounds great for how it looks" thing going for it, which yeah, I think is cool ;)

        What I did not like is that I was expecting a good "Crash" and it did not deliver on that end. When you give it a nice full blown stick hit it's like a garbage can lid, as a crash it sucks. I know I've said it half a dozen times but I can't stress enough, if you are looking for a big ole crash/ride like I was, maybe try out Sabians bash ride, the Monarch is NOT what you are looking for in a crash ride. Hope that helps, again in closing...Great surprisingly versatile vintage sounding ride, bad crash :)

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